Cheryl Cole to go on solo tour

London: Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole has announced her first solo arena tour, which will kick off in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 3.

The 28-year-old singer will play nine dates across the UK as part of the `A Million Lights` tour, which will finish in her hometown of Newcastle on October 17, reported Sun online.

The news was announced on her official website, with a statement saying, "The news you`ve all been waiting to hear! Cheryl has just announced her first solo nationwide arena tour, with dates up and down the UK and Ireland this October."

The tour will feature songs from all her three solo albums, `3 Words`, `Messy Little Raindrops` and her latest LP, `A Million Lights`.

Although it will be Cheryl`s first headline arena tour, she is no stranger to the live circuit.

She has performed on several tours with her Girls Aloud bandmates and she opened as special guest on the Black Eyed Peas European tour in 2010.